No Fires, No Foes!

No Fires, No Foes!

After a tasty dinner at the brewery, I walk over to St. Lamberti’s Church. Built between 1375-1450 (with another originally in the same spot prior to this), The history of this church, is like no other. In 1534 the city of Münster was seized by radical...
I Want to Ride My Bicycle

I Want to Ride My Bicycle

Today I wake up in Münster, Germany. I didn’t sleep all that well as the fierce thunderstorm and flood of water sloshing down the balcony drain woke me. I’m told that winter thunderstorms are a rarity here. I’m also told they’ve had three so...
Walking Through History

Walking Through History

Today I find myself in Lübeck, Germany, the former “Queen of the Hanseatic League” (a title I hope to attain one day) and whose Old Town was, in 1987, declared a UNESCO World Heritage site (don’t think I’ll ever have that title). Note that the term...
Rostock Rocks!

Rostock Rocks!

As I’ve mentioned previously, I’m going to give you the highlights of some of the other cities I visit in Germany, as the official unplanned Glühwein portion of the trip is over (although much of the next few weeks remains unplanned and there’s a...
Riding the Rail to Rostock

Riding the Rail to Rostock

I mentioned in a previous article that, while I won’t be telling you every detail from the next few locations, as the main part of the “unplanned” travel is finished, I will give you some of the highlights. And, by the way, coming to the town of...

If At First You Don’t Succeed

Following a beer with my new mysterious friend Peter, it’s now time for a Glüwein chaser, so I head to Charlottenburg where there’s a Christmas market at the palace. This is a two-bus trip but, after a day of plans not working out, I’ve vowed to conquer...
Bloggers Can’t Be Choosers

Bloggers Can’t Be Choosers

Today I wake up with a plan. I know, I just used the four-letter “P” word but, I do tend to plan one or two days in advance. Besides, today I’m getting together with others, so we’ve arranged a time and place to meet. First, who are these others? They’re two bloggers...
In The Middle

In The Middle

I awake this morning and have absolutely no idea where I am. It’s dark. Then again, it’s dark here from about 4:00pm until 7:00am. Tough for a girl from the “Valley of the Sun.” I’m staying on the west end of Kurfürstendamm Street, otherwise known as the Ku’daam. It’s...
Northern Lights

Northern Lights

This morning’s flight takes off without a hitch. It makes me wonder if American Airlines really part of USAir. And the flight crew? Really nice and friendly. I’m very confused. We land in Chicago where I fill my three hour layover with eating (again) and walking...
Leaping

Leaping

I did it! I rented out my house, sold my car, and pretty much everything else. What I didn’t sell, I donated to various organizations and individuals. It’s been a challenging couple of weeks -logistically, physically and emotionally. After a ridiculous...
One-Way

One-Way

You voted and I listened. And unlike many politicians, I’m keeping my campaign promise and heading to Germany. I’ve booked a flight to leave on Saturday. And guess what – it’s a one-way ticket. Yikes! And, for some reason it feels right that I leave on 12-13-14....
I’ll Drink to That!

I’ll Drink to That!

I need a drink! You see, I just received an offer on my house and, while I’m not sure if I’ll accept it yet, it’s got me, well, scared to death. Why am I selling my house? I described it in “Out With the Old, In With the Older,” in which I told you about selling my...